China: Property rights

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Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 47
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 32
 Min - Max 20 - 62
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1995 to 2024. The average value for China during that period was 32 points with a minimum of 20 points in 2007 and a maximum of 62 points in 2021. The latest value from 2024 is 47 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 180 countries is 54 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The property rights index for China from The Heritage Foundation reflects the ability of individuals to accumulate private property, secured by clear laws that are fully enforced by the state. It also measures the likelihood of expropriation in China as well as the extent of corruption in the judiciary and the enforcement of contracts.
Definition: The property rights index measures the degree to which a country’s laws protect private property rights and the degree to which its government enforces those laws. It also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts. Higher index values denote more certain legal protection of property.

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 Property rights 47 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 8 2024 points
 Business freedom 68 2024 points
 Labor freedom 58 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 71.80 2024 points
 Trade freedom 74 2024 points
 Investment freedom 20 2024 points
 Financial freedom 20 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 49 2024 index points
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